Shaun White Buys Youth Action Sports Camp ... w/ 76ers, Devils Owners

Shaun White grew up shredding the half pipe at a youth action sports camp in Oregon ... a time that had such a profound impact on the 3x Olympic gold medalist, he just teamed up with Philadelphia 76ers and NJ Devils owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer to buy the camp!

Talk about coming full circle.

We Are Camp, founded in the late '80s, is located in Ft. Hood, Oregon, a kick-ass skiing and snowboarding spot about 75 miles east of Portland. They offer a bunch of different activities in addition to snow sports, including mountain biking and skateboarding.

“As a kid, I was so thrilled to spend every summer going up to Windells and High Cascade Snowboard Camp,” White said, reminiscing on his many family vacations to the 28-acre campgrounds.

“Those were some of my fondest memories. I would snowboard the best park and halfpipe in the morning and then the afternoons would be filled with skateboarding, trampolines, and mountain biking, it was epic!"

Shaun, of course, went on to become the greatest snowboarder of all time... affording him the connections and opportunity to partner with Harris and Blitzer.

"I’m honored to officially partner with We Are Camp along with Josh and David. I’m excited to step in and help elevate a place that’s so special to me, so come June, you’ll know where to find me!”

Sources tell us the camp was valued at around $10 million!

A lot of money ... but Josh Harris and David Blitzer are incredibly successful. In addition to the Sixers and Devils, they own the Prudential Center arena in New Jersey.

Harris, who has a net worth of nearly $8 billion according to Forbes, recently teamed up with Magic Johnson to buy the Washington Commanders.

La leyenda de la FSU LeRoy Butler dice que los Seminoles deben abandonar la ACC

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LeRoy Butler dice que Florida State necesita hacer las maletas y salir del infierno de la ACC, diciendole a TMZ Sports que cree que la debilidad percibida de la conferencia es una gran razón por la que el comité del College Football Playoff le dio a los Seminoles la bota el domingo.

"Vamos a tener que irnos", dijo Butler, quien fuera estrella de la FSU desde 1987 hasta 1989. "Tenemos que salir de la ACC. Si queremos ganar un campeonato nacional, tenemos que irnos".

FSU  —que acaba de completar una temporada de 13-0 el sábado— fue considerado por muchos como uno de los cuatro mejores equipos del país, pero cuando llegó el momento de elegir a los cuatro equipos que jugarán por el campeonato nacional de este año, el comité de CFP le dio el visto bueno a un equipo de Alabama con una derrota sobre los Seminoles.

Cuando hablamos con Butler sobre el desaire unas 24 horas después de que ocurriera, estaba furioso, diciendo que cree que el comité le "robó" a su ex equipo.

Luego, nos dijo que la afiliación de la conferencia de FSU tendrá que cambiar con el fin de evitar este tipo de situaciones en el futuro.

"Seamos honestos, no creen que la ACC sea una buena conferencia", dijo Butler, antes de añadir: "Te apuesto a que he recibido 50 llamadas de gente diciendo 'Tío, tienes que salir de la ACC'".

"Esto no es baloncesto. El fútbol trae el dinero".

Aunque Butler no dijo dónde le gustaría que terminara su alma mater, parece bastante claro que es la SEC.

"La SEC está en el cerebro de todos... que un equipo de una derrota es mejor que un equipo de 13-0".

En cualquier caso, Butler sigue creyendo que sus Noles deberían haber llegado a la final a cuatro y nos dice que su nuevo apodo para la CFP es simplemente "Playoffs de Fraude Certificado".

FSU Legend LeRoy Butler Seminoles Need To Leave The ACC!!! ... After CFP Snub


LeRoy Butler says Florida State needs to pack its bags and get the hell out of the ACC ... telling TMZ Sports he believes the perceived weakness of the conference is a big reason the College Football Playoff committee gave the Seminoles the boot on Sunday.

"We're going to have to leave," said Butler, who starred at FSU from 1987 through 1989. "We've got to get out of the ACC. If we want to win a national championship, we've got to go."

FSU -- which just completed a 13-0 season on Saturday -- was believed by many to be one of the four best teams in the country ... but when it came time to pick the four squads who will play for this year's national championship, the CFP committee gave the nod to a one-loss Alabama team over the Seminoles.

When we spoke with Butler about the snub some 24 hours after it went down ... he was furious -- saying he believes the committee "robbed" his former team.

Then, he told us FSU's conference affiliation will need to change in order to prevent these kinds of situations going forward.

"Let's be honest, they don't think the ACC is a good conference," Butler said ... before adding, "I bet you I've gotten 50 calls from people -- 'Man, ya'll have got to get out of the ACC.'"

"This is not basketball. Football brings in the money."

While Butler didn't say where he'd like his alma mater to end up -- it seems pretty clear it's the SEC.

"The SEC is in everybody's brain -- that a one-loss team is better than a 13-0 team."

Regardless, Butler still obviously believes his Noles should have gotten into the final four -- telling us his new nickname for the CFP is simply, "Certified Fraud Playoffs."

Charlie Ward On FSU Snub ... CFP Committee Meetings Should Be Open!!!


Seminoles legend Charlie Ward is asking for full access to College Football Playoff committee meetings going forward ... after he believes Florida State got screwed over during Sunday's selection process.

The former Heisman Trophy winner told TMZ Sports he believes full transparency following the committee's controversial pick of 12-1 Alabama over 13-0 FSU would help assuage a lot of the salty opinions that were created by the org.'s decision.

Ward -- who ended up having a successful career in the NBA after college football -- says when he was on the Florida High School Athletic Association, open-door meetings helped squelch outrage ... and now he's asking for similar from the CFP.

"A lot of our meetings are online to where people can weigh in and see what the conversations are," Ward said.

"I would like to see us open up that process so that we can hear these conversations and weigh in on the process."

Ward is not the only one who wants something done ... Florida Senator Rick Scott wrote the committee a letter, demanding the CFP provide answers following its "unprecedented exclusion" of FSU from this year's national championship race.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also pledged $1 million to sue the CFP after the FSU snub.

Kim & Kroy Money Woes Deepen ... She's Sued for $4k, He Owes $11k

Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann are falling deeper into the debt hole -- she just got hit with a new credit card lawsuit ... meanwhile, a different judge just ordered him to pay 5 figures.

The embattled couple had some new legal docs come their way Tuesday -- in Kim's case, she's now being sued by Chase Bank over a balance they claim is way past due ... they're suing her for $4,624.02

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Chase attached a bunch of statements from her account to demonstrate she's been behind on payments dating back to Nov. 2022.

The balance, they allege, has only ballooned ... and now, they say they want their dough. Remember, Kroy also got sued by Chase Bank over another credit card account he had with them ... and in that instance, they alleged he owed quite a bit more -- about $13,000.

Speaking of KB, he got hit with a judgment in a completely separate case -- although, it pertains to the same sort of allegations. Discover is suing him over a balance it says he owed, which had grown to $11,275.45 ... and was past due.

Per new legal docs, Kroy never officially filed a response in that suit -- and now, a judge has signed off on a default judgment saying he's gotta fork over that full amount ... plus $111 of court costs.

As we've reported ... Kim and Kroy have been facing a lot of these types of lawsuits lately -- and it's all part of the mosaic of their financial woes ... which go well beyond the credit cards.


Of course, in the background of all this is their divorce ... which is still technically on -- although, they seem to be trying to work things out and stay together as a couple.

Kim y Kroy Se profundizan los problemas económicos Ella es demandada por $4K, él por $11K

Kim Zolciak y Kroy Biermann se están hundiendo cada vez más en el agujero de las deudas. Ella acaba de recibir un nuevo embate, con una demanda por atrasos en su tarjeta de crédito, mientras que otro juez acaba de ordenarle a Roy que pague 5 cifras.

La asediada pareja se encontró con nuevos documentos legales el martes. En el caso de Kim, ahora está siendo demandada por Chase Bank por un sobre saldo que está muy atrasado y que asciende a los $4,624.02, según están demandando.

En los documentos obtenidos por TMZ, Chase adjunta un montón de declaraciones de su cuenta para demostrar que los retrasos en los pagos se remontan a noviembre de 2022.

Alegan que el saldo solo se ha disparado y que quieren su dinero de vuelta. Recuerden, Kroy también fue demandado por Chase Bank por otra tarjeta de crédito que tenía con ellos. En ese caso, alegan que debía un poco más de $13,000.

Hablando de Kroy, también fue aporreado con una sentencia en un caso completamente separado, aunque se refiere al mismo tipo de reclamos. Discover lo está demandando por un saldo adeudado que habría crecido a $11,275.45 y está atrasado.

Por nuevos documentos legales, Kroy nunca presentó oficialmente una respuesta a esa demanda y ahora un juez ha firmado una sentencia diciendo que él es tenedor de esa cantidad total, más unos $111 por los costos judiciales.

Como hemos informado, Kim y Kroy se han enfrentado a una gran cantidad de demandas de este tipo últimamente, y todo es parte del mosaico de sus problemas financieros, el que va mucho más allá de sus tarjetas de crédito.

Merry Elfin' Christmas!!!

Por supuesto, su divorcio está al fondo de todo esto, el que técnicamente sigue en curso, aunque ellos parecen estar tratando de resolver las cosas y seguir juntos como pareja.

Yo Gotti UCLA Biz Classes Will Take My CMG Empire To 'Nother Level!!!

Yo Gotti's entrepreneurial focus is destined to get even sharper ... the CMG rap boss is currently studying business at UCLA's Anderson School of Management, a source close to the rapper tells TMZ Hip Hop.

We're told Gotti is taking a weekly course in person called Corporate Valuation taught by Professor Lori Santikian.

It's safe to say Gotti will be getting an A+ education ... UCLA Anderson School of Management ranked in the top 20 of U.S. News & World Report's best business schools of the 2023-2024 school year.

When it's all said and done, Gotti will be able to speak fancy-schmancy suit talk, such as developing strategies for financial reports, IPOs, mergers, and acquisitions and have the tools for evaluating businesses.


The skills will come in handy -- Gotti arguably has the most stacked roster in rap ... MoneyBagg Yo, GloRilla, 42 Dugg, EST Gee and others have all proved to be headlining acts in their own right.

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Gotti's newfound business savvy will also improve his other endeavors ... he's also co-owner of MLS club D.C. United, which he touted at the White House this past summer.


Real bosses stay in school!!!

Gianni Paolo May Give Hilton A Try ... Airnbnb's Working My Nerves & Pockets!!!


Gianni Paolo still hasn't settled his AirbnBEEF after being whacked with a $400 cleaning fee ... and his viral rant just may have opened up his housing options.

The "Power Book II: Ghost" star tells TMZ Hip Hop that Hilton reached out to him to cut a deal for free stays after they saw him explode over what Airbnb was doing to his credit card and his user rating.


GP and his buddies laugh about it now but there weren't any smiles cracked when it made that angry TikTok last week from an Airbnb and risked being kicked out on the curb for slandering the product he was using!!!

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Gianni wants to live amongst the Romans in Rome (or London!) and says he sticks with Airbnb for an authentic experience when he travels abroad.


Gianni says he's no cheapskate -- he's willing to pay half the amount that Airbnb is asking for cleaning services ... which may be too rich for some people's blood but he doesn't think he's ever gotten any smarter staying in a Holiday Inn!!!

'The Blind Side' Michael Oher Extorted Us, Tuohys Claim I'll Tell TMZ If You Don't Ante Up Big-time

Michael Oher repeatedly demanded $15 million from the Tuohy family over "The Blind Side" royalties, and if they didn't ante up he would "defame them on social media and/or TMZ as 'fakes' and 'thieves,' according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.

The Tuohys filed the docs in connection with Oher's legal claim he was allegedly screwed out of the proceeds from the movie. Oher has claimed the Tuohys pocketed his portion of the royalty checks. The Tuohys have said he got his fair share.


According to the legal docs, Oher sent a slew of texts alleging he was "robbed of fifty million+" and then lowered his final offer to $10 mil.

In one text, Oher wrote, "If something isn't resolved this Friday, I'm going to go ahead and tell the world, how I was robbed by my suppose to be [sic] parents. That's the deadline," adding, "Think how it will look when it comes out."

The docs say the Tuohys rejected the $10 million demand, and Oher fired back, "It was 10 million. Now I want 15 after taxes."


According to the new docs, the grand total for each of the Tuohys and Oher was identical -- $138,309.90, and that's what they received.

As for the fact the Tuohys never legally adopted Oher, they say they feel as if Oher is their son, notwithstanding his "vindictive and unfounded legal and reputational crusade against them."

GEORGE SANTOS Cashing In on Cameo ... After Congress Expulsion

George Santos says getting fired from a job is no big deal -- because it's all down to what you make of the experience ... something he's now telling his Cameo legion.

That's just one questionable piece of advice he's already dished out after joining the personalized video message platform ... less than a week after he was booted from Congress.


The disgraced politician proudly introduces himself as the "Expelled member of Congress from New York City" and "Former congressional "Icon"!💅🏼" on the site ... where for $200, you can nab yourself a customized message from the man himself.

Santos has already been hard at work doling out responses to some requests ... leveraging his recent experiences to inspire and motivate one person in his new career.


This comes hot on the heels of the House's vote to expel him earlier this month -- a decision spurred by a controversial time in office, which includes multiple felony charges.

Back in May, Santos was arrested on a variety of felony charges, including lying, wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds, and making false statements to the House of Representatives.


As for now, Santos appears to be earning easy money on Cameo -- but given his rap sheet of bad decisions, we're not sure how qualified Santos is with playin' Agony Aunt.

Ariana Madix Donates Big to 'VP' Pal w/ Brain Tumor Other Costars Chip In Too

Ariana Madix opened up her wallet big time to help out a friend of the 'Vanderpump Rules' family ... this after a major health scare that's threatening their life.

AM was among several 'VP' stars to draw attention to the GoFundMe page of Jesse Montana -- who's a pal of theirs and who's appeared on the reality show. He recently revealed he's been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and he's looking to raise funds for his hospital stay ... 'cause he's going into surgery on Monday.

Like we said ... a lot of the 'Vanderpump' cast members have donated, but Ariana has shelled out the most by far -- offering up a $9,000 donation to help Jesse.

In hopes that Jesse's unexpected health woes don't leave him with a financial burden, the GFM page has a goal to raise $100,000.

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The cast began donating over the weekend ... and other 'VPR' contributions include Katie Maloney giving $3,000, Scheana Shay dropping $2,000, Tom Schwartz and Rachel Leviss chipped in $500.


'VPR' alums Brittany Cartwright and Kristen Doute donated $100 and the show's executive producer, Alex Baskin gave $250. The donations touched Jesse ... who said in his IG Stories ahead of surgery Monday that he'll "forever be shocked at how fast life can change."

He thanked his Pump Rules family, his parents, boyfriend Joseph Newham, his doctors and everyone who supported him ... adding: "I'll be dreaming of you in colors that don't exist during surgery, cya on the other side angels."

Kobe Bryant Last Lakers Road Uniform Sells For $486k At Auction!

Kobe Bryant's last Lakers road uniform, from signature Nike sneakers to gold shorts and number 24 jersey, worn by Mamba during his last NBA road game just sold for nearly half a million dollars at auction!

The historic pieces of memorabilia, photo matched to prove they were worn by KB on April 11, 2016, were on the block at SCP Auctions, and as expected, they sold for a pretty penny!

Kobe's game-worn, 3XL Adidas Climacool shorts and 4XL jersey sold for $366,967 ... while the size 14 Nike Kobe 11 Elite Lows went for $118,230. That's $485,197 total!

The Lakers lost the game, 112-79 ... and Bryant scored 13 points, all in the first quarter, while clearly dealing with fatigue and injury. Still, that didn't stop Mamba from attacking Kevin Durant.

The identity of the buyers isn't known ... but whoever it is, they got themselves a piece of history.

After all, it was the second to last game of his career, and it's difficult to imagine the Bryant family ever letting go of the jersey from his final NBA game ... where KB went off against the Utah Jazz in L.A.

SCP also unloaded a game-used basketball from February 2009 ... when Kobe dropped 61 points against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Spalding official NBA game ball sold for $66,632.

'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro Santa Monica Bakery Shutters ... The Real Dough's Online!!!

"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro is closing up shop in Santa Monica ... shuttering his brick-and-mortar operation and pivoting to online orders only.

Buddy owned Carlo's Bake Shop on the famous Santa Monica Promenade, but it closed this week for good ... and there's a sign on the door announcing a public auction for all the store equipment.

Folks at Carlo's Bake Shop tell TMZ … the Santa Monica location decided not to renew the lease as it shifts towards an e-commerce business strategy.


We're told the bakery was doing more sales for online orders in recent years particularly in California, with fewer customers actually coming by the storefront, even for folks requesting deliveries nearby.

Buddy's not leaving the traditional bakery setup altogether though ... it sounds like this is limited to Santa Monica.

We're told there's a new Carlo's Bake Shop opening this December in New York City's Times Square ... which BV feels will attract locals and tourists. There's certainly a lot of foot traffic.

Meanwhile, unfortunately, the folks who worked at the Santa Monica location appear to be losing their jobs right before the holidays.

La pastelería de Santa Mónica de Buddy Valastro cierra sus puertas

El "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro está cerrando su tienda en Santa Mónica.

Buddy era dueño de Carlo's Bake Shop en el famoso paseo marítimo de Santa Mónica, pero cerró esta semana para siempre y hay un cartel en la puerta anunciando una subasta pública de todo el equipo de la tienda.

La gente de Carlo's Bake Shop le dice TMZ la ubicación de Santa Mónica decidió no renovar el contrato de arrendamiento ya que está cambiando hacia una estrategia de negocio de comercio electrónico.

¡feliz navidad!

Nos dicen que la panadería estuvo haciendo más ventas para los pedidos en línea los últimos años, especialmente en California. Hay menos clientes que realmente vienen a la tienda, incluso hay personas que solicitan entregas que viven cerca.

Buddy no está dejando la panadería tradicional por completo, aunque parece que esto se limita a Santa Mónica.

Nos han dicho que Carlo's Bake Shop abrirá en diciembre en Times Square, Nueva York, y cree quepodría atraer clientes locales y turistas. Ciertamente hay un montón de tráfico peatonal.

Mientras tanto, por desgracia, las personas que trabajaban en la ubicación de Santa Mónica parecen estar perdiendo sus puestos de trabajo justo antes de las vacaciones.

Daymond John le da crédito a Mark Cuban por salvar "Shark Tank"

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Daymond John ha predicho que el éxito de "Shark Tank" continuará mucho después de la salida de su coprotagonista Mark Cuban, a quien atribuye el mérito de mantener la serie a flote.

El fundador de FUBU no tiene reparos en la decisión de Mark de salir, diciendo que ya ha hecho lo suficiente por hacer lo que ningún otro multimillonario conocido hizo... creer en el espectáculo, mientras que estaba al borde de la cancelación de tres temporadas.

Daymond dice que la devoción de Mark era profunda, permaneciendo en el programa durante tantos años, con su entrada jugando un papel importante en hacer de él el fenómeno cultural que es hoy.

Lo que quiere decir es que si alguna vez has tenido sueños de lanzar su sueño en "Shark Tank", eso es todo Mark.

Claramente, Daymond ha forjado un fuerte vínculo con Mark los últimos años, diciéndonos que le desea lo mejor y añadiendo que el equipo quiere seguir con su duro trabajo para darle su asiento a la próxima generación de empresarios.

¿Quién podría hacerse con el codiciado asiento? El propio Mark ha respaldado a la socia de las Kardashian Emma Grede como su sustituta, elogiando su experiencia y carisma televisivo.

¡feliz navidad!

Por ahora, no hay ninguna palabra sobre cuándo comenzarán las audiciones para encontrar a su sucesor.

DAYMOND JOHN Mark Cuban Rescued 'Shark Tank' from the Brink


Daymond John has predicted the success of "Shark Tank" will continue long after the departure of his costar Mark Cuban ... whom he credits for keeping the series afloat.

The FUBU founder has no qualms over Mark's decision to leave ... saying he's already done enough by doing what no other well-known billionaire did ... believe in the show while it was on the brink of cancelation three seasons in.

Daymond says Mark's devotion ran deep ... staying on the show for so many years with his input playing a significant part in making it the cultural phenomenon it is today.

What he means is that if you've ever had dreams of pitching your pipe dream on "Shark Tank" -- that's all Mark.

Clearly, Daymond has forged a strong bond with Mark over the years ... telling us he wishes him well and adding the 'ST' team wants to pay his hard work forward by giving his seat to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

As for who could potentially snag the coveted seat? Mark himself has endorsed Kardashian biz partner Emma Grede as his replacement ... gushing over her experience and TV charisma.


As for now, there's no word on when auditions to find his successor will begin ...

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